Friday, February 06, 2009

Emperor Obama and the Spend-Everything Congress

Today, on World Nude Day, it is gratifying to read that some are willing to tell Emperor Obama and the Spend-Everything Congress that they wear no clothes . . .

“It's not just pages and pages of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections . . . It's not just the waste . . . It's the essential fraud of rushing through a bill in which the normal rules (committee hearings, finding revenue to pay for the programs) are suspended . . . The Age of Obama begins with perhaps the greatest frenzy of old-politics influence peddling ever seen in Washington.” -Krauthammer

"But Obama didn't campaign on a sprawling, nearly $1 trillion new spending plan. If he had pledged in October to double federal domestic discretionary spending in a matter of weeks - including increasing the budget of the National Endowment for the Arts by a third, spending hundreds of millions more on federal buildings and throwing tens of billions on every traditional liberal priority from job training to Pell Grants - he'd have been hard-pressed to win at all." - Lowry

"Obama, speaking to about 200 House Democrats at their annual retreat at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa, dismissed Republican attacks against the massive spending in the stimulus. 'What do you think a stimulus is?' Obama asked incredulously. 'It’s spending that’s the whole point! Seriously.' " -Joyner

"The Congressional Budget Office, the non-partisan official budget watchdog, issued a scorecard on the long-term impacts of President Barack Obama's and Congressional Democrats' proposed economic stimulus plan . . . and found that the stimulus bill would actually lower the nation's total economic output more than if the Administration did nothing." -Impomeni

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has a plan if you know that defeat of this bill is a vote for the future, with details on how to call or fax those Senators wavering in support for an alternative.


Blogger El Rider said...

If Lynn Sweet of the Sun Times thought that Barack was naked...

Feb 6, 2009, 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

That one I didn't see yet. If you have a link, I'll put it in the article.

Feb 6, 2009, 1:53:00 PM  
Blogger pathickey said...

Dang, and me all dressed to the fabulous size 10 Triple Es -'Every Girl Crazy 'Bout a Sharp Dressed Man!. ..'

Feb 6, 2009, 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

pathickey, I am pleased to hear that my blog readers aren't celebrating that left wing holiday . . .

Feb 7, 2009, 12:37:00 PM  

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